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We are changing the world with technology. All-electric cars are contributing to a cleaner environment. Smart home products are leading to safer neighborhoods. Cell phones are allowing people to communicate with others on the other side of the planet. In short, technology is power. One industry that is now beginning to lean on new technology and its benefits is the trucking industry. A few products that have recently come out, are making trucks and trucking companies more advanced. The products described below are the “must-haves” for any trucking company looking to remain competitive.
Forward-looking Camera System: This product is fairly self-explanatory and has been around for a few years already. Also known as the “dash cam,” this system helps drivers with image processing, usability in low light or nighttime settings, and capturing high-definition images/video to use as data points or evidence in the case of an accident. Implementing a forward-looking camera system gives truck drivers a resource they can use to remain safe at all times while on the road.
Collision Mitigation Technology: This system comes with advanced sensing technology that monitors for crashes of various kinds and even takes over the wheel to prevent an accident if necessary. Companies that produce these systems have also found a way to cut down the number of false positives that older products tended to give. Collision mitigation technology is becoming a standard in newer trucks but can also be retrofitted to older trucks as well.
Trailer Tracking: With a trailer tracking system in place, truckers and trucking companies don’t only get a GPS transponder but also get a wireless sensor trailer-tracking device that provides data that can be fed into any fleet management system. Trailer tracking essentially allows monitoring of what’s going on in every trailer. It warns a fleet if trailers are in high-theft areas and tracks any trailer that has been stolen.
Such technology is new to the trucking industry and is advancing at a fast pace. Year after year we are seeing improvements in these products that are helping drivers remain safe on the road. For more information on new trucking technology, please reach out to us here at GR Trucking.